Jurgen Klopp relishing title clash against Manchester City

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Guardiola lost a midfielder of his own in midweek, with Ilkay Gundogan limping out of the Champions League win at Hoffenheim with a hamstring injury.

Manchester City pair Kevin De Bruyne and Benjamin Mendy both returned to training this week and could feature.

"We're not just taking part, we're not just looking for a point, we're looking to win and get all the points, but you're not going to get much harder opponents than Manchester City". They are a top side in the way they play.

Anfield was where City's unbeaten league run and Champions League hopes unravelled last season as Pep Guardiola's side failed to come to terms with Jürgen Klopp's high press.

So often outgunned by City's oil wealth and United's commercial power in recent years, Liverpool were the biggest spenders in this summer's transfer market in a declaration of intent to win the title.

The Brazil global said: "We've been doing well, we made a good start under him and we're dreaming big".

City also have a terrible record at Anfield having lost 12 of their last 17 visits, with their last away victory in 2003.

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"We have to defend when they are better, we have to defend but not in the mentally approach - first because it's boring, secondly because we didn't build the team in that way, to propose to be active, to be ourselves, and always what I want from my teams in these kind of games". We try to be close to them.

James Milner to Liverpool could easily go down as one of the best free transfers in the Premier League.

"We beat City three times last season and not once after any of those games did we go into the dressing room and think "now we know how to beat them".

Aguero has scored 148 Premier League goals, and could become the ninth player to reach 150 in the competition.

City have taken extra security measures, fitting cameras to the coach, while some travelling fans are considering lining the route to the stadium to protect the coach. If we would not entertain the people, why would we play it then?

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp: "I don't think it makes sense in this moment to think about the title".

Keita remains in contention to start in the heavily anticipated clash with Manchester City this Sunday although it is likely that even if fully fit, skipper Henderson will get the nod.